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Contexts: The History and Archaeology of the British Virgin Islands and Their Meeting

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 2 provides a history of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) themselves and how their unusual place in the colonial process produced a more isolated, poorer set of white colonists than many other ... More


Discipline, Community, and Conformity

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Every group has standards of action which are enforced through various social mechanisms. Quakerism’s greatest punishment was “disownment” or the expelling of a member from the group, but this was ... More


Equality, Race, and Slavery in BVI Communities

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 7 examines the question of equality in British Virgin Islands (BVI) Quakerism in two distinct but intertwined ways. The fact that members of the Tortola meeting held Africans enslaved is a ... More


Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

John M. Chenoweth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

How do both a religious community and a religion change when their members must face contradictions between their ideals and the society in which they live? This question is answered here by using ... More


Peace and Weaponry on BVI Quaker Sites

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Pacifism is a defining feature of Quakerism which has led the group into recognition by—and conflict with—society at large. However, it takes on a very different cast when pacifism is understood by ... More


The Archaeology of a Postemancipation Smallholder in the British Virgin Islands

John M. Chenoweth

in Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean: Exploring the Spaces in Between

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781683400035
eISBN:
9781683400264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400035.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In some ways, little except a legal status changed for many enslaved Africans when slavery ended in the British Colonies of the Caribbean, as land and capital were held by their former enslavers. In ... More


Reconsidering Simplicity, Equality, Peace, and the End of the Meeting

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Divisions within the Tortola meeting are brought to a head in this concluding chapter. In effect, two differing ideas of the Quaker community grew over the course of the meeting. Some considered it ... More


“Two Plantations” on the Plantation: Simplicity, Wealth, and Status

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 3 examines the issue of “simplicity,” how Quakerism everywhere involved a concern for economic well-being, and how the Lettsoms in particular may have benefited from their involvement with ... More


“Furnished with Convenience for a Meeting House”: Simplicity and Meetinghouses

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Members of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Quaker community also seem to have been particularly concerned with physical markers of their group on the landscape: meetinghouses. One expression of the ... More


Island: Fact and Theory in Nature

James Lazell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243521
eISBN:
9780520931596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243521.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Guana, in the British Virgin Islands, is home to a remarkably diverse assortment of animal and plant life: mangroves, flamingos, iguanas, frogs, birds, snakes, spiders, tortoises, grasshoppers, and ... More


Introduction: “In the Bowels of Our Lord”

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This introductory chapter sketches the questions and goals of the overall project and the needed background information about Quakerism. It introduces the Tortola Monthly Meeting of the Religious ... More


Caribbean Radical Traditions and the Turn in the Jamaican Moment (2006)

Brian Meeks

in Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter shows the positive effects of globalization on the economies of small Caribbean states. For instance, the tourism and banking economies of Cayman and the British Virgin Islands have ... More


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